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They Call Us Bruce

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Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present They Call Us Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.

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Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present They Call Us Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.

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The best

By kimoballer - Feb 14 2020
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The best, The good, The bad, the ugly

Really wonderful

By hanabatake.com - Sep 04 2019
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Really insightful conversations about the Asian American experience and pop culture.

iTunes Ratings

159 Ratings
Average Ratings
149
5
2
1
2

The best

By kimoballer - Feb 14 2020
Read more
The best, The good, The bad, the ugly

Really wonderful

By hanabatake.com - Sep 04 2019
Read more
Really insightful conversations about the Asian American experience and pop culture.
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They Call Us Bruce

Latest release on Feb 07, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Episode 44: They Call Us Crazy Rich Asians

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Recorded at C3: Conference for Creative Content at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Jeff and Phil moderate a panel discussion with director Jon M. Chu, screenwriter Adele Lim, and cast members Nico Santos and Chris Pang of CRAZY RICH ASIANS.

Aug 06 2018

56mins

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Rank #2: Episode 46: They Call Us Crazy About Crazy Rich Asians

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In this super-sized episode, Jeff and Phil welcome Jen Yamato of the Los Angeles Times and (first repeat guest) Rebecca Sun of The Hollywood Reporter to dish and debrief their reactions to the biggest movie of the year, Crazy Rich Asians.

Aug 22 2018

1hr 48mins

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Rank #3: Episode 33: They Call Us Third Waiter From The Left

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Recorded live at the David Henry Hwang Theater, Jeff and Phil join playwright Alice Tuan and actress Amy Hill for a panel discussion, "Asian American Representation: The Politics of Casting," presented by Center Theatre Group and East West Players.

Feb 06 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: Episode 74: They Call Us Constance Wu

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Jeff and Phil welcome Constance Wu. She talks about skyrocketing to stardom on Fresh Off the Boat, the steep learning curve of being in the spotlight, the loneliness of her new film Hustlers, and yes, those tweets.

Sep 03 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #5: Episode 12: They Call Us Asian American

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Jeff and Phil celebrate Heritage Month, ahem, eleven months early, discussing the complexities of Asian American identity and community with Professors Karthick Ramakrishnan and Jennifer Lee of the National Asian American Survey.

Jun 17 2017

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: Episode 66: They Call Us Randall Park & Michael Golamco

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Jeff and Phil welcome actor Randall Park and writer Michael Golamco to talk about ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, their new Netflix romantic comedy with Ali Wong. They discuss The Good, The Bad and The WTF of making an awesome Asian American movie with your friends.

May 31 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #7: Episode 34: They Call Us Valentine's Day

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Jeff and Phil welcome Tanzila 'Taz' Ahmed, activist, storyteller, and co-host of the #GoodMuslimBadlimPodcast. They talk about romantic comedies, Muslim Valentine's Day Cards, and that time Taz brought a fake date to an ex's wedding.

Feb 14 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #8: Episode 8: They Call Us Gene Luen Yang and Greg Pak

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Jeff and Phil geek out with acclaimed comic book creators Gene Luen Yang and Greg Pak, who talk about diversity in comics, new takes on iconic characters, and who would win in a fight: Asian Hulk or Asian Superman?

May 12 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #9: Episode 9: They Call Us Kelvin Yu

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Jeff and Phil welcome actor/writer Kelvin Yu, who plays Brian on Netflix's Master of None. He talks about being inspired by Ben Vereen, escaping the trap of the TV legal drama, and his newfound status as a hottie on a "top tier" streaming series.

May 20 2017

1hr 27mins

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Rank #10: Episode 39: They Call Us The Korean

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Jeff and Phil welcome T.K., aka "The Korean," the blogger behind Ask a Korean! They discuss recent historic developments on the Korean peninsula, the long road that got us here, and the possibility of a reunified Korea.

May 03 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #11: Episode 82: They Call Us The Asian American Film Canon

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Jeff and Phil welcome Brian Hu, artistic director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, to talk about the challenges and considerations of curating the Los Angeles Times' list of the 20 best Asian American films of the last 20 years. Film geekery ensues.

Nov 14 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #12: Episode 47: They Call Us John Cho

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Recorded live at Sony studios, Jeff and Phil welcome John Cho, star of the new thriller Searching. They discuss the film's inventive storytelling conceit, his unique leading man status, and the Good, Bad and WTF of being John Cho.

Aug 25 2018

48mins

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Rank #13: Episode 16: They Call Us George Takei

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Recorded live in Little Tokyo as part of Asian American ComiCon, Jeff and Phil talk to legendary actor, activist and icon George Takei, who discusses art, politics and love, and plays along with a very special edition of The Good, The Bad and The "OH MY."

Jul 19 2017

47mins

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Rank #14: Episode 81: They Call Us Love Boat

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We're talking about LOVE BOAT! Jeff and Phil discuss the infamous Taiwanese culture/language study tour with Valerie Soe, director of the documentary LOVE BOAT: TAIWAN, and Abigail Hing Wen, author of the forthcoming young adult novel LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI.

Oct 31 2019

56mins

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Rank #15: Episode 67: They Call Us Always Be My Maybe

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Jeff and Phil offer their honest takes on the new Netflix romantic comedy ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, starring Randall Park and Ali Wong. Spoiler warnings all around. Best believe we punched Keanu Reeves. 

Jun 03 2019

58mins

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Rank #16: Episode 10: They Call Us Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen

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Recorded with a live studio audience at the offices of TBWA/Chiat/Day, Jeff and Phil welcome young actors Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler and Ian Chen, who play brothers Eddie, Emery and Evan on ABC's Fresh Off The Boat. Yeah, we called in that favor.

May 27 2017

43mins

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Rank #17: Episode 83: They Call Us Thankful

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Recorded live at the Edison Theatre in Long Beach! For this special Thanksgiving-themed episode, Jeff and Phil welcome friends Tess Paras, Thuc Doan Nguyen and Shirley Li to talk politics, culture and the year in Asian America.

Nov 25 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #18: Episode 45: They Call Us Ronny Chieng

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Jeff and Phil welcome "international" comedian Ronny Chieng, who talks about going from law school to standup, getting a correspondent gig on The Daily Show, and being back in his home country for a major pop culture moment: Crazy Rich Asians.

Aug 13 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #19: Episode 13: They Call Us The Slants

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Jeff and Phil welcome Simon Tam, front man for The Slants. He talks about the eight-year fight to trademark their band name, the landmark Supreme Court ruling in their favor, and the important right for Asian Americans to call ourselves whatever we want.

Jun 24 2017

1hr 19mins

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Rank #20: Episode 37: They Call Us Cambodian Rock Band

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Jeff and Phil welcome to playwright Lauren Yee and performer Jane Lui, fresh off the world premiere run of their groundbreaking play Cambodian Rock Band, which joins the story of Cambodia's darkest hour with the incredible sounds of psychedelic surf rock.

Apr 05 2018

1hr 11mins

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